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Jennifer Siebel Newsom, wife of California governor, among accusers at Weinstein trial
Politics

Jennifer Siebel Newsom, wife of California governor, among accusers at Weinstein trial

Jennifer Siebel Newsom, a documentary filmmaker and actor who is married to California Gov. Gavin Newsom, is among the accusers of Harvey Weinstein who will testify at his rape and sexual assault trial that began Monday, her attorney said."Like many other women, my client was sexually assaulted by Harvey Weinstein at a purported business meeting that turned out to be a trap," Newsom's attorney Elizabeth Fegan said in a statement. "She intends to testify at his trial in order to seek some measure of justice for survivors, and as part of her life's work to improve the lives of women."Weinstein, the 70-year-old former movie mogul who is serving a 23-year prison sentence after a conviction in New York, has pleaded not guilty to 11 counts of rape and sexual assault involving Newsom and ...
Gaming

Halo Voice Actor Directs Nutty Biden Film FT Ex-Star Wars Lead

Image: The Unreported Society / 343 Industries / Halopedia / KotakuOver the weekend, a trailer for a blatantly right-wing biopic about president Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, made the rounds. It looks all kinds of bonkers. Also, it’s directed by a voice actor from Bungie’s Halo trilogy. Hey, let’s all give it up for the gaming angle!The film, titled My Son Hunter, has been threatened since late last year. It’s being brought to us by production company The Unreported Society, which “strives to broadcast truth that the media tries to cover up.” (Former projects including ObamaGate the Movie and a podcast about the Harvey Weinstein trial.) My Son Hunter stars London mayoral hopeful (1.9% of the vote) Laurence Fox in the titular role, with ‘80s soap star John James playing Joe Biden. Actor an...
Ken Auletta on “Hollywood Ending” and the fall of Harvey Weinstein
Entertainment

Ken Auletta on “Hollywood Ending” and the fall of Harvey Weinstein

Disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein is serving a 23-year-prison sentence for rape and other acts of sexual assault – crimes first exposed in The New York Times. Journalist Ken Auletta tried to break that story in 2002 while working on a profile of Weinstein for The New Yorker magazine."I described his brutal behavior, verbally and physically, in terms of fist fights and wrestling matches with people," Auletta said. "But I couldn't nail him on what I believed he was also guilty of, which was abusing women sexually. I couldn't get the women to talk."Correspondent Lesley Stahl asked, "Would you say that catching Harvey Weinstein became an obsession with you?" "I had a semi-obsession," Auletta replied. "I wanted to expose the guy, sure." ...
Book excerpt: “Hollywood Ending: Harvey Weinstein and the Culture of Silence”
Entertainment

Book excerpt: “Hollywood Ending: Harvey Weinstein and the Culture of Silence”

In his latest book, "Hollywood Ending: Harvey Weinstein and the Culture of Silence" (available July 12 from Penguin Press), journalist and New Yorker critic Ken Auletta writes about the Hollywood power broker and his fall, after allegations of sexual abuse exposed during the #MeToo movement led to Weinstein's conviction and imprisonment.Read the excerpt below, and don't miss Lesley Stahl's interview with Ken Auletta on "CBS Sunday Morning" July 10!PrologueThe Gray Concrete Carpet Penguin Press Once, he exuded power. Films he produced and distributed garnered 81 Academy Awards and 341 Oscar nominations. Only Steven Spielberg was thanked more often from the awards stage. He boa...